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Microsoft celebrates industry excellence at 2017 Partner Awards

Posted on 13-Apr-2017 18:08 | Filed under: News

Microsoft New Zealand celebrated the outstanding performance of its partners at the 10th annual Microsoft Partner Awards at Auckland’s Langham Hotel last night.


Winners across the 22 categories were recognised by the judging panel as some of the most innovative and progressive groups they have seen in New Zealand since the awards first began in 2007. Judges also praised finalists for their tremendous contribution to accelerating digital transformation and helping to advance New Zealand businesses at pace with global competitors.


Microsoft New Zealand’s newly-appointed Director for Small, Midmarket Solutions and Partner Group, Phil Goldie, says the Partner Awards are a celebration of Microsoft’s gold and silver Partners and recognises their competencies, use of cloud technologies, entrepreneurial spirit, and overall industry excellence.


“The winners of this year’s Partner Awards are high calibre technology companies and have demonstrated proactive and innovative forward-thinking to help Microsoft deliver on its global mission of empowering people and organisations to adapt to digital transformation,” says Phil.


Microsoft’s partner channel continues to demonstrate a high level of commitment, creativity and knowledge which is hugely beneficial to New Zealand’s IT sector as a whole, he says. “Whether it’s addressing the day-to-day needs of customers with tailored hardware solutions or providing high level IT advice, partners play a critical role in our industry and ensuring businesses are able to operate at the cutting edge.”


This year marks the 10-year anniversary of the Microsoft Partner Awards and the introduction of five new categories – managed services, Internet of Things, enterprise mobility, public sector and market development – out of a total of 22 categories. 




Partner Name


Cloud CRM




Cloud Productivity






Spark Digital






Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions


IT Engine


Cloud Platform




Enterprise Mobility Solutions




Managed Service




Windows and Devices Deployment




Cloud Packaged Solution




Data Platform and Analytics


UXC Eclipse


Internet of Things






Ripped Orange




Spark Digital


Market Development


Ingram Micro


Modern Marketing




Partner Seller


James David, Datacom


Rising Star


Inde Technology Ltd


Solution Sales Specialist


Nick Westbrook, Provoke


Public Sector - Education




Public Sector - Education


New Era IT


Public Sector - Government


Information Leadership


Technology for Good


Stellar Consulting